Geoff began his professional musical career in Ipswich. From there, he and his family
moved to Lancashire and then to Bedford, conducting many Orchestral and Choral performances
Upon his return to Suffolk seven years ago, he has found himself increasingly busy
as a conductor, accompanist and organist. He conducted Suffolk Strings for three
years and regularly works with ‘Music in Felixstowe’ for Children’s Workshops as
well as “Come & Sing” performances of a variety of choral works.
He conducts the Gippeswyk Singers, a chamber choir that he founded many years ago.
Together with their regular performances in Suffolk, they have given concerts in
Holland, Yorkshire and the West Country. As well as a “Last Night of the Proms” evening
with Martlesham Brass in the New Year and also a spring concert, they are going on
a short concert tour to “Elgar Country” in June 2020.
Since 2012, Geoff has conducted Beccles Choral Society, giving three concerts a year,
with performances of many works in the choral repertoire, including Beethoven’s “Missa
Solemnis”, and Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio”. In November this year he is to conduct
them in a performance of “Messiah” and then the following May (2020), Mendelssohn’s
Having been their accompanist for the last five years, he is delighted to have been
appointed Musical Director of the Phoenix Singers in September 2018. Many future
concerts are planned, including, next season, Britten’s “St Nicholas” (Dec 2019),
Bach’s “St John Passion” (Easter 2020) and an Opera Night (July 2020).
As an accompanist, he has been part of a Trio and a Duo with Sarah Gallop, giving
recitals throughout East Anglia. He also enjoys working and performing with Christina
Johnson, who, until recently, was a leading soprano at Prague opera. They have a
recital planned in Framlingham later this year.
InMay 2019, Geoff returned to Snape Maltings Concert Hall to perform Verdi’s “Requiem”
with his three choirs and Lambeth Orchestra, London, with whom he has worked in the